Assailant killed, tourists wounded in Egypt hotel attack

Suspected gunman killed after attacking hotel in Red Sea resort city of Hurghada

Photo by: TRT WORLD
Photo by: TRT WORLD

Updated Jan 11, 2016

Egyptian security forces killed an attacker after gunmen opened fire and wounded tourists at the entrance of a hotel in the Red Sea resort city of Hurghada on Friday, security sources said.

According to the sources, security forces sealed off the area and killed at least one assailant, who was allegedly wearing a suicide west.  

In the shooting two clients of the hotel, one from Germany and one from Denmark were also wounded, security sources said.  

The Egyptian Interior Ministry gave a very different account, saying two assailants with knives had wounded two Austrians and a Swedish tourist. It said one of the attackers was a student from the Cairo suburb of Giza.

The incident came a day after an attack on Israeli tourists in Cairo which was claimed by DAESH.

Security sources said those tourists were Israeli Arabs. 

TRTWorld and agencies